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From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Tue Mar 17 2009 - 03:36:38 CDT
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From: InfoSec News <alertsinfosecnews.org>
By Linda McGlasson
March 16, 2009
Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) has been removed from Visa's list of
compliant service providers, and banking institutions affected by the
Heartland data breach have until May 19 to file their fraud claims with
This news emerged late last week from a public statement by Visa, as well
as from a letter sent by the credit card company to card-issuing banking
In the statement, Visa confirmed that both Heartland and RBS WorldPay as a
result of their recent data breaches, have been removed from the company's
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Compliant Service
Providers list. This list represents the service providers that Visa has
validated as being PCI DSS compliant for merchants and other businesses to
run their credit card transactions.
Heartland and RBS WorldPay are now considered to be "on probation," and
can apply to be relisted once they revalidate PCI DSS compliance and meet
other security stipulations.
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